Mumford & Sons has cancelled its headlining performance at Bonnaroo.
This news comes to us via the Mumford & Sons Facebook page where the Grammy-winning folk-rock group announced that they would pulling out of this weekend’s festival after bassist Ted Dwane’s recent hospitalization for a blood clot found on his brain.
Prior to Bonnaroo, the London-based band made the decision to cancel three other shows earlier this week but were keeping their fingers crossed that they’d make it to the Tennessee show this Saturday.
In their message to fans, Mumford & Sons shared that it is “with sadness” that they have cancelled their upcoming performances, and that they have done so “based purely on the medical advice [they] have received”.
Dwane’s fellow rockers – Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, and Winston Marshall – also praised their bassist on how he handled the ordeal and took the moment to poke a little light-hearted fun at their pal:
“He has been nothing short of heroic in how he has handled the whole ordeal, and now it has been medically proved that he does indeed have a brain.”
The bassist was hospitalized Monday, June 12 after he’d felt ill for several days. After an emergency scan of his brain, a blood clot was revealed, requiring immediate surgery.
Upon hearing of his release from hospital, Mumford & Sons fans took to Twitter to wish Dwane a speedy recovery.
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[Image via mumfordandsons.com]